The technique uses abdominal breathing (breathing with the diaphragm rather than intercostal muscles) and visualisation:
- While breathing in, visualise the diaphragm pushing the stomach down and away from the chest.
- Then while breathing out visualise the diaphragm relaxing, releasing its hold on the oesophagus, and rising back up into the chest leaving the stomach behind. Visualising space between the stomach and diaphragm.
- Repeat exercise, taking deep but relaxed abdominal breaths for as long as feels appropriate
Clients have found that the technique gives them almost immediate relief and when repeated on occasion find no re-occurrence of discomfort. They also report the exercise is best done lying down.]